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The Sources of Islamic Law

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ISBN13: 9780748601080
ISBN: 0748601082
Published: May 1990
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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Islamic Law never achieved unity but expressed itself in five surviving schools, which, at their foundation, were in competition with one another. This book looks at the different types of ""naskh"" or the Islamic theories of abrogation. The author shows that the term ""naskh"" has various meanings, including abrogation of certain Qur'an rulings, a formalisation of presumed omissions from texts of the Qur'anic relevations, and the apparent omission from the texts of verses whose allegedly ""once revealed"" claims of scholars are examined in detail and are shown to have had their origins in the interpretations of the Qur'an in the earliest period of Islam.

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Subjects:
Islamic Law
Contents:
The sources of Islamic Law; the theories of naskh; the special theories of naskh; the first mode of naskh; the second mode of naskh; the alleged qur'anic basis of naskh; the third mode of naskh; the qur'an's doctrine on naskh; internal naskh.